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Assignment Brief (RQF)
Assignment Brief (RQF)
Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Construction and
the Built Environment
Student Name/ID Number:
Unit Number and Title:
Unit 2: Construction Technology
Academic Year:
2018-19
Unit Assessor:
Assignment Title:
RQF HNC Unit 2: Construction Technology- Assignment Brief 1 of 1
Issue Date:
17/09/2018
Submission Date:
04/02/2019
Internal Verifier Name:
Date:
Submission Format:
The submission is in the form of two written pamphlets. The pamphlets should be written in a concise
and formal business style. As such, your choice of font face and font size should contribute to
the clarity of the information. The pamphlet should be well-structured, using headings, subsections and paragraphs as appropriate. Any images, graphics, or text that is derived from
other sources must be correctly referenced using a standard form of citation. A bibliography
should be included and in a standard academic format. The recommended word limit is
3,000–5,000 words but you will not be penalised for exceeding the total word limit.
Unit Learning Outcomes:
The assignment brief targets Learning Outcomes 1-2 (D2 part).
The assignment brief targets Learning Outcomes 3-4 (D2 part).
1. Explain the terminology used in construction technology.
2. Describe the different techniques used to construct a range of substructures and superstructures,
including their function and design selection criteria.
3. Identify the different types of civil engineering/infrastructure technology used in support of
buildings.
4. Illustrate the supply and distribution of a range of building services and how they are
accommodated within the building.
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Assignment Brief and Guidance:
Purpose of this assignment
The aim of this unit is to introduce the different technological concepts used to enable the
Construction of building elements; from substructure to completion, by understanding the
different functional characteristics and design considerations to be borne in mind when
selecting the most suitable technological solution.
Topics included in this unit are: substructure, superstructure, finishes, building services and
infrastructure components. On successful completion of this unit a student will be able to
analyse scenarios and select the most appropriate construction technology solution.
Scenario
The construction industry has always grown and transformed in relation to technology. Whether
through the development of new materials, processes or systems; the way that we design
and build has continually responded to new technologies to meet new and future
development need. Most recently, the continued growth of low-cost computing and hightech manufacturing processes have opened new avenues for the industry; both in the way
that construct and the way that we manage the process of construction. As one of the
largest global economic sectors, many nations rely upon a healthy construction industry to
drive economic growth. However, changing demographics and increasing life spans are
resulting in a skills shortage. To continue to grow the industry and drive economic growth,
the construction industry must seek ways in which it can optimise processes, increase
productivity and reduce costs. Technology is one of the strategies that may help to achieve
these aims.
In your role as a trainee Quantity Surveyor/Civil Engineer at small development company,
who specialise in low- to medium-rise commercial and multi-occupancy residential
projects. Your employer has asked you to define, plan and undertake a project.
In addition your employer wishes to be able to identify, define, plan, develop and execute
a successful project by working through a clear process. You will develop a project brief;
outlining a problem that requires a solution, as well as a project specification, the specific
requirements of which the final outcome must meet. You will research the problem,
undertaking a feasibility study, and consider a range of potential solutions using critical
analysis and evaluation techniques to test, select and contextualize their preferred
solution. Students will provide a work and time management plan, keeping a diary of all
activities, reflecting on their process and their learning throughout the project.
The assignment brief targets Learning Outcomes 1-2 (D2 part).
Task 1: You are working as an Architectural Technician for a large design practice and your
employer has asked you to produce a ‘technical design report’ to be distributed to new
employees. The report is to consider the functional requirements and design selection
criteria for different elements of typical residential, industrial and commercial buildings
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with this report concentrating on both above and below ground activities. The promotion
of sustainability is considered a key driver in all building projects.
Task 2: You should further consider in the second part of your report:
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Substructures
This should consider the pre-design studies to be carried out and the type of information
to be collated in order to design the most suitable foundation type for different types of
structures. The document should also consider the construction of different types of
foundations and their suitability for use with different types of framed structures and an
analysis of ground conditions.
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Superstructures
Describe the different techniques used to construct a range of superstructures, including
the function and design selection criteria of both primary and secondary elements of a
building.
This should consider the following elements of the superstructure:
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Walls
Roofs
Floors – ground and intermediate
Windows and doors
Staircases
Finishes
Both documents should contain diagrams to illustrate the content. Each pamphlet is to be
indexed with a checklist for use by technicians when carrying out design considerations
The assignment brief targets Learning Outcomes 3-4 (D2 part).
Task 3: You are working as an Architectural Technician for a large design practice and your
employer has asked you to produce a ‘technical design report’ to be distributed to new
employees covering the following areas:
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Identify and describe the different types of civil engineering infrastructure,
including the necessary ground improvement and remediation techniques used in
the support of buildings, thereby allowing the comparison of different types of
structural frame used to carry the primary and secondary elements of the
superstructure.
Provide an explanation and appraisal of the supply and distribution of a range of
building services, together with how they are facilitated within the building and the
impact this has on overall building design.
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The submission format of a report is appropriate. A recommended word count is 2500 words (+/‐ 10%) excluding any diagrams and tables. Formative feedback dates for assessment 1 is available within the assessment Submission Date Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:
Learning Outcome
Pass
Merit
Distinction
LO1 Explain the terminology used in construction technology
P1 Describe the
differences between
M1 Apply the terminology used in construction technology to a given building construction project. LO1 M2 Analyse how site
conditions impact on the
design of foundations
LO2 LO3 residential, commercial
and industrial buildings
P2 Explain how the
functional
D1 Evaluate how the
functional characteristics
and design selection
criteria impact on the
eventual design solution characteristics and design
selection criteria are
informed by proposed
building use
P3 Discuss the ways in
which sustainability can
be promoted in building
projects
LO2 Describe the different
techniques used to construct
a range of substructures and
superstructures, including
their function and design
selection criteria
LO3 Identify the different types of civil engineering/infrastructure technology used in support of buildings
P4 Describe the predesign studies carried M3 Illustrate how the
component parts of an
element allow it to fulfil
its function
out and types of information collected for a given construction site
M4 Compare different
types of structural frame
used to carry the
primary and secondary
elements of the
superstructure
P6 Describe techniques
used for remediating the
site prior to construction
commencing
P7 Describe the types of
D2 Prepare a design report identifying superstructure, substructure and civil engineering structures necessary for a given building construction project
.
substructure works carried
out by civil engineers LO4 Illustrate the supply and distribution of a range of building services and how they are accommodated within the building
P8 Describe the supply
arrangements for
primary services
P9 Explain the distribution
arrangements for primary
services
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elements of the
superstructure used to
facilitate the primary
services
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LO4 D3 Appraise how the distribution of the primary services impact on the overall design of the building
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Glossary Analyse: Present the outcome of methodical and detailed examination either: ● breaking down a theme, topic or situa on in order to interpret and study the interrela onships between the parts and/or ● of informa on or data to interpret and study key trends and interrela onships. Analysis can be through activity, practice, written or verbal presentation. Appraise: Assess the value or quality of………… Compare: Identify the main factors relating to two or more items/situations or aspects of a subject that is extended to explain the similarities, differences, advantages and disadvantages. This is used to show depth of knowledge through selection of characteristics. Demonstrate: Show knowledge and understanding Discuss: Consider different aspects of: ● a theme or topic; ● how they interrelate; and ● the extent to which they are important. Evaluate: Work draws on varied information, themes or concepts to consider aspects, such as: ● strengths or weaknesses ● advantages or disadvantages ● alterna ve ac ons ● relevance or significance Your inquiries should lead to a supported judgement showing relationship to its context. This will often be in a conclusion. Evidence will often be written but could be through presentation or activity. Identify: Indicate the main features or purpose of something by recognising it and/or being able to discern and understand facts or qualities. Illustrate: Make clear by using examples or provide diagrams. Recommended Resources Textbooks BRYAN, T. (2010) Construction Technology: Analysis and Choice, Oxford: Blackwell. CHARTLETT, A. and Maybery‐Thomas, C. (2013) Fundamental Building Technology. 3rd Ed. Abingdon: Routledge. CHUDLEY, R. et al. (2012) Advanced Construction Technology. 5th Ed. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited.
CHUDLEY, R. and Grenno, R. (2016) Building Construction Handbook, Abingdon: Routledge. FLEMING, E. (2005) Construction Technology: An Illustrated Introduction, Oxford: Blackwell. Prepared by: Higher Education Qualifications (HEQ)
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